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either measures or revenue measure and looking at many, many bills up there regarding the structure of the district and so looking at least to move forward with that. and so, i'm happy to answer any questions and otherwise we will be bringing over the state and federal legislative programs to the citizens in january and to this committee and the board in february, thank you. >> colleagues are there any questions for this item? >> seeing none, thank you very much. >> and thank you. >> and this is madam clerk is this an action item? >> okay, so let's do a roll call and take the public comment on the item, item four is there any public comment? >> public comment is closed. thank you very much. and let's, do the roll call vote. >> okay, item four. >> chu. >> aye. >> commissioner cohen aye. >> ferrill, absent.
>> and passed. >> item five, recommend award of 18-month consultant contract to the sand c engineers in an amount not-to-exceed the $450,000 for construction management support services for the folsom street off-ramp realignment project and the authoritying of the executive director to negotiate the contract. >> hi good morning, my name is liz and i am a senior engineer, with the transportation authority and i am the project manager for this project.
>> one ramp to free mo*nt and one to fulsom it cuts the parcel in half and reduces the potential redevelopment size of what we called block 8 and those in agreement with cal trans, to turnover the portion of the area of once it is realigned to the city for the smaller piece that the city owns and to sell the property for the redevelopment to fund the project. and this is part of the transpay redevelopment plans and the open skate.
and project. to realign to make it with the existing ramp on freemont street and without a traffic signal and provide for the president crossing across the base of the ramp and then allowing for the redevelopment of the parcel. and to do this, we also with the freemont street and so that all turn and movements will be preserved and all assets will be preserved instead of the right that you come off of the ramp now you will come down to the ramp and make a 90 degree and go up to the single.
>> the car pool don't they drop off in this area? >> they will be able to do that and that will remain open during the construction. and the off-ramp and the off-ramp will remain throughout construction. >> and so nothing will be disturbed. >> no. >> thank you. >> i actually got the 100 percent yesterday and so we are at 100 percent design and so the transportation authority is going to administer this contract and they had other approached us to do the design
work and asked us for the implementation for construction and the execution of that agreement with them, for construction services, and this is expected to be approved by the board and estimating this afternoon and we have worked out the memo agreement terms already and he execution that i am here about is depend og that agreement later on today. and the schedule is that we will complete in december and advertise if february with award in april and start the construction in may, and to complete by the end of 2014. we set the goal of 100 percent and we received 6 proposals on
october first and all received, the 100 percent goal and we short listed three of the firms. >> could you tell us who the sbe and dbe goal was set and what level is that? is it a certain percentage of the contract? >> yes, it is a percentage of the work assigned to the firms. >> correct. what is that percentage? >> 100 percent. >> the goal is set at 100 percent. >> okay. >> and all firms achieve that goal that we had set. we short listed the firms and we interviewed all of the firms on october 15th. >> what does that mean? >> we reviewed all six proposals and we had a scoring based on the technical merit and the what they showed and the hours that they were intending to do and it was not cost-based in any way, and cost
proposals were not reviewed at all and then, the proposals were then... and there were four different reviewers and myself, and a member from cal trans, and the member of the infrastructure and dpw who will be providing the services for their portion. >> okay. >> thank you. >> and short listed we took the top three firms and there was a large gap between the third and fourth ranked firm and so we had the top three firms come in from interview and we participated in the interview process. and we then, went through the same criteria and length of this again. and the engineers came out, and significantly on top of, all four evaluations. and so, they directed us in the engineers and their team, and as a most relevant, and best qualified. >> and the team includes, themselves, charging the
associates for serving, and the inspection services. and all three are qualified, under spe and de. >> the project is sponsored by the ocii and will reimburse the authority for all costs associated with all of the agreements so that we will be signing an agreement with them. and they will then authorize us to make the agreements with spw and sfmta and if necessary, with cal transfor the inspection and other spefrtions throughout the project. and we, already have an agreement with ocii for the design services and there are several executing in 2008 and 2011 initially with the redevelopment agency and the new memo agreement does not expected to be signed today.
and so the staff recommendation is to award the contract to the fcc engineers and not-to-exceed, 450,000 for the construction management services. >> okay. thank you. very much. >> do you have any questions on this item? >> public comment is open. >> (inaudible) with the folsom street and to the bay bridge, and this are moved to the light to it... and it was (inaudible) >> i am sorry, what? >> (inaudible), the driver, from san francisco to east bay. >> give me a second. sir? so the public comment works, we take your comment. two minutes. >> (inaudible). >> thank you, okay.
so are there any other public comment at this time? >> okay, i would like to bring the project manager to answer the question. i believe that the question about... >> i think that the question to the impact of the traffic. >> right. this is a road that comes off of the bridge and it lands on freemont street which the drivers can only go north on freemont street and the traffic signal is for the pedestrian crossing only and so when are there no pedestrians present, the traffic coming down around the ramp will be able to continue the free flow that they enjoy today and when they will be stopped in the area. and there is a trigger.
>> we will close the public comment on this item. >> could you call item number five? >> i am sorry, the action item. >> take a vote on this. item. could you please do a roll call vote. >> sure. >> commissioner chu, aye. >> and farrell, absent. >> weiner. >> aye. >> and cohen. >> aye. passes. >> item 6, increasing the amount of cooperative agreement, no, 4-2283 with the california department of transportation by 1,319,40.
>> good morning, good morning, chair, cohen and commissioners it is good to be here again and i have a brief presentation for the ramps here and the existence with the cal trans. and we should have a hand out in front of you, and let's just quickly talk about the project itself. it is on the on and off bound ramps on the east side and the traffic is independent of the bridge but ultimately we need to tie into the bay bridge and the construction, phase is funded with the federal, highway bridge program, and with the state platform with the seismic retrofit programs to the tune of 77.5 million dollars. we have obtained it and with the agreements of tita and the essence there and the management that went on for that project. and they will administer the
contract with the cal transand title oversight and we have already, advertised the project and we are currently evaluating the contract bids and the intent is to be back here in december to recommend an award of a construction contract 79 million, from the money and the money to the tune of 93.37 million and a contribution of ten million dollars, and over. and the phase that also is showing a phase by funding source approximately, 60 million for environmental and civil engineering and we have the costs of 4.2 million for the right-of-way that was required for the project. and the construction at 77.5 million. and let's talk about the agreement now in specifics, if
you recall, back in march of 2010, we executed the cooperative agreement, 4.2383 with cal trans, and provided 417,000 and 600 dollars for as part of the cal trans, san francisco, oakland bay bridge to physically accommodate the connection of the ramps and if you drive by right now and you notice on the right side there is actually what is called the temporary k-rail in the areas that we are going to physically connect to and we issued an amendment and approved in may of 2011, and basically it indicated that it required the completing of the ramps by december of 2018 and just so that you know, the schedule calls for us completing the project by the summer of 2016 and so it is in terms of the schedule. and finally let's talk specifics about amendment number two and provides up to 1.3 million dollars and one
million 319,400 dollars, and of additional competition to the cal trans, and really what it is is additional improvements that we have identified the need to be performed as part of the project. and so i would also, specifically, additional structure work, concrete, foundation and pile extensions and then also some decorative lights that we are going to match similar to the ones on the bay bridge right now. >> are they going to be flashing like the ones on the bay bridge? >> no. actually similar to the new e span, and some of the decorative lights and they are light in color and then the good news here is amendment number two and this is 100 percent reimbursed by the state prop 1 b money. and finally the staff recommendation, and the recommending of the increasing the amount of the cooperative agreement with the cal, trans, to a total amount not-to-exceed, 2 million, 35,000 for the jbr ranch
project and authorizing the executive director to modify the condition and that completes my presentation. >> thank you very much. >> and all right, let's see, let's take some public comment on this. >> and please, you will need to raise your hand and just come up. >> and let me answer. and do we have... december 31, 2018. for the (inaudible) island, and to be completed and (inaudible) much sooner less than two years and five years span. >> okay. are there any other public comments? >> would you come and answer the question? thank you. >> just to clarify. our intent is to start the construction of january of next year and 2014 and to complete by the summer of 2016 and so we are looking at two and a half year construction period. thank you. >> thank you, very much.
>> and okay seeing no other public comment or comments from the colleagues, it is closed and thank you very much. and madam clerk, this is an action item and so colleagues if there is no objection, this motion carries forward. >> thank you very much. >> item 7. >> item 7, this is an information item. >> thank you. it is an information item. >> introduction of new items seeing none, okay. >> could you please call item eight. >> i will take public comment on the introduction of new items. public comment is closed, general public comment, this is the time that you can talk about generally anything. no general public comment? >> okay, again public comment is closed. and what is the next item?
listen to the rehearsal. i think it is fun for them, they see our work process, our discussions, the decisions we make. it is good for us. we kind of behavior little bit when we have people in the audience. msk (music) >> we are rehearsing for our most expensive tour; plus two concerts here. we are proud that the growth of the orchestra, and how it is expanded and it is being accepted. my ambition when i came on as music director here -- it was evident we needed absolutely excellent work. also evident to me that i thought everyone should know that. this was my purpose.
and after we opened, which was a spectacular opening concert about five weeks after that the economy completely crashed. my plan -- and i'm absolutely dogmatic about my plans --were delayed slightly. i would say that in this very difficult timefor the arts and everyone, especially the arts, it's phenomenal how new century has grown where many unfortunate organizations have stopped. during this period we got ourselves on national radio presence; we started touring, releasing cds, a dvd. we continue to tour. reputation grows and grows and grows and it has never stopped going
forward. msk(music) >> the bay area knows the orchestra. you maybe take things for granted a little bit. that is simply not the case will go on the road. the audiences go crazy. they don't see vitality like this on stage. we are capable of conveying joy when we play. msk(music) >> any performance that we do, that a program, that will be something on the program that you haven't heard before. string orchestra repertoire is pretty small. i used to be boxed into small repertoire. i kept constantly looking for new repertoire and commissioning new arrangements.
if you look at the first of the program you have very early, young vibrant mendelson; fabulous opener and then you have this fabulous concerto written for us in the orchestra. is our gift. msk(music) >> and then you have strauss, extraordinary piece. the most challenging of all. string orchestra work. 23 solo instrument, no violin section, now viola section; everybody is responsible for their part in this piece. the challenge is something that i felt not only that we could
do , absolutely could do, but i wanted to show off. i can't tell you how aware i am of the audience. not only what i hear but their vibes, so strong. i have been doing this for a long time. i kind of make them feel what i want them to feel. there is nobody in that audience or anywhere that is not going to know that particular song by the fourth note. and that is our encore on tour. by the way. i am proud to play it, we are from san francisco.
we are going to play that piece no matter where we are. >> hi, i'm lawrence corn field. welcome to building san francisco. we have a special series, stay safe. we're looking at earthquake issues. and today we're going to be talking with a residential building owner about what residential building owners and tenants can and should do before earthquakes and after earthquakes. ♪ ♪ >> we're here at this wonderful spur exhibit on mission street in san francisco and i have with me today my good friend george. thanks for joining me, george.
and george has for a long time owned residential property here in san francisco. and we want to talk about apartment buildings and what the owner's responsibilities might be and what they expect their tenants to do. and let's start by talking a little bit about what owners can do before an earthquake and then maybe after an earthquake. >> well, the first thing, lawrence, would be to get together with your tenants and see if they have earthquake insurance or any renters insurance in place because that's going to be key to protecting them in the event of a quake. >> and renters insurance, there are two kinds of insurance. renters insurance coffers damage to goods and content and so forth. earthquake insurance is a separate policy you get after you get renters insurance through the california earthquake authority, very inexpensive. and it helps owners and it helps tenants because it gives relocation costs and it pays their rent. this is a huge impact on building owners. >> it's huge, it really is.
you know, a lot of owners don't realize that, you know, when there is an earthquake, their money flow is going to stop. how are they going to pay their mortgages, how are they going to pay their other bills, how are they going to live? >> what else can property owners do in residential rental housing before an earthquake? >> well, the first thing you want to do is get your property assessed. find out what the geology is at your site. get an expert in to look at structural and nonstructural losses. the structural losses, a lot of times, aren't going to be that bad if you prepare. an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. get in there and get your property assessed and figure it out. >> so, what is a nonstructural issue that might cause losses? >> well, you know, pipes, for instance. pipes will whip around during an earthquake. and if they're anchored in more numerous locations, that whipping won't cause a breakage that will cause a flood. >> i've heard water damage is a
major, major problem after earthquakes actually. >> it is. that's one of the big things. a lot of things falling over, ceilings collapsing. but all of this can be prevented by an expert coming in and assessing where those problem areas and often the fixes are really, really cheap. >> who do you call when you want to have that kind of assessment or evaluation done? >> the structural engineering community is great. we have the structural engineers association of northern california right here in san francisco. they're a wealth of information and resources. >> what kinds of things might you encourage tenants to do besides simply get tenants renters insurance and earthquake insurance, what else do you think tenants should do? >> i think it's really important to know if they happen to be in the building where is the safest place for them to go when the shaking starts. if they're out of the building, whats' their continuity plan for connecting with family? they should give their
emergency contact information to their resident manager so that the resident manager knows how to get in touch. and have emergency supplies on hand. the tenants should be responsible to have their extra water and flashlights and bandages and know how to use a toilet when there's no sewage and water flows down. and the owners of the building should be proactive in that regard as well. >> so, george, thank you so much for joining us. that was really great. and thanks to spur for hosting us here in this wonderful exhibit. and thank you for joining us